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  • Fine-gauge knitting makes these merino wool socks true workhorses that are supremely comfortable, breathable and fast-drying
  • Made in Vermont, these all-weather socks stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • Merino wool is naturally antimicrobial and repels bacteria and odors—a great feature when you need to get any extra day or two out of your socks

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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 67% merino wool/29% nylon/4% Lycra spandex
Sock Height Crew
Sock Cushioning Medium Cushioning
Moisture Wicking Yes
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Darn Socks!! The best socks I've ever bought. Thought people were full of it. Saying wear wool during all season. Well finally wore them during the summer. Well I can say they didn't leave my feet sweaty like cotton does. They don't hold foot odor like cotton. They keep my feet warm during the winter for the average cold temps. I am slowly changing all my socks to wool. They do have what they call "endurance" that thinner. I'll be using these for everyday wear. They don't hold odor. So you can get a way with wear socks multiple days. If you would like too. Can't beat that Unconditional Warranty of if, "You wear them we'll replace them." Best Darn Socks.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great socks. Fur real. I went on a three week trek in Nepal (Manaslu Trek Circuit) with only three pairs of Darn Tough Socks. They worked great. I poured sweat into those suckers, and hand washed them when I got the chance at the end of the day. I usually let them dry on my pack during the day. They dry insanely fast. I didn't even have to put on two layers of socks for warmth when we got up to higher elevations and colder temperatures. I still use them on hikes and stuff locally. Great socks.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Socks! I took two pairs of Darn Tough hikers on an 85 day Nepal trek following the Great Himalayan Trail in the fall of 2014. I learned that good socks are worth the extra money and these are good socks! No bunching, no blisters. Always a great fit. After 55 days I left one pair hanging on the back of a door to dry. It was weeks later before I was even able to buy a cheap replacement so I could wash my one remaining pair of Vermont's; which I still wore the minute they dried. When I got home one they had a quarter inch hole in the heel. As rather a test I sent them back to Darn Tough and had a new pair in a few weeks! We have an eight day Grand Canyon hike in a few weeks and a hike of the John Muir trial this fall. I just bought another six pair and plan to wear only Darn Tough in town and on the trail from now on. They just make my feet feel good.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fitting and odorless I have written a review on another Darn Tough sock and will just say these are the best fitting socks I've ever worn likely because they fit "10-12" and not a broader range as most company's will. Also, I've worn them 11 straight 8 hour days and they were odorless because the wool is a natural odor inhibitor. As my other socks wear out I am only buying Darn Tough as replacements. Greatest socks I've ever worn.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I never thought socks would excite me so much I've been wearing Darn Toughs almost exclusively for over 2 years now, and they're by far the best socks I've ever worn. They don't bunch up or shift on my feet, I've gone 7 days wearing the same pair without them smelling bad or feeling funky on my feet, and they're as comfortable after 2 years as they were when new. They fit closely, so unlike some other brands that don't they don't give me blisters or hot spots when wearing my Sorel Conquests with the Achilles strap tightened. I'm slowly phasing out all my other brands of socks as they wear out, because none of them are as comfortable as Darn Tough. I can't wait to try out the Mountaineering socks in my Sorel Conquests while snowshoeing this winter, they feel thick enough to take the last little bit of slop out and make them fit like my Fugitives.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort for your feet I bought these "Darn Tough socks" about a month ago. I had REI credit and I thought ok I will try them. What a difference. The quality of these socks is amazing. The phrase you get what you pay for is exactly what you get from these socks. They are not inexpensive, but when compared to every other sock especially hiking socks. These socks are worth it. The comfort they give your feet is worth the sock cost. I am 47 and I have had foot pain. These socks make a world of difference on a long hike. If you have ever had foot pain after a climb or backpacking the cushion and not waking up with aching feet is wonderful.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where have these been all my life Bought 3 pair for backpacking. Now they are my every day sock. Can't wear them out, comfortable, lifetime replacement, pretty stylish.... What's not to like? Best socks I've ever owned.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly the Best Have had many really good socks for hiking and wear in steel-toe work boots. These are exactly the best I have worn, ever. The big selling point, for me, is that they are tough and have a lifetime guarantee. And boy do they live up to that, as I am hard on socks. (Just as a test I wore one pair ever day for most of four months, washed once a week or so, and only after about six months did I find I had worn a tiny hole in the toe top. Amazing) They are exactly as comfortable as described, and, based on my test stand up to the ultimate "stink" test. One caveat: I like the Boot height socks, but the Crew height look identical, and some stores change what they carry by season. I accidentally bought several pair of crew socks because it was all that my local store carried when I went back to buy more, and I thought I had mis-remembered the label. Nope. They are about two inches shorter. I kept them, and now wear them with non-boot work shoes (clog style) where I am on my feet all day.
Date published: 2016-11-23
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Is this sock the manufacturer's product #1405?

Asked by: elaterite
These Hiker Socks are Darn Tough's product number 1403. We do not sell their product number 1405.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

I wear a 9 1/2 - 10 EE shoe. What size do I need? Medium or Large?

Asked by: paulc
We suggest a size large in the Hiker Boot Socks based on the information provided.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-17

My son wears a size 9 1/2 - 10 shoe, and typically a medium width. Should i order a size L or M? Thanks!

Asked by: Cork
​Based on your son's shoe size, a large would be the best choice.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-21
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